A new multispectral image wavelet representation is introduced, based on multiscale fundamental forms. This representation describes gradient information of multispectral images in a multiresolution framework. The representation is, in particular, extremely suited for fusion and merging of multispectral images. For fusion as well as for merging, a strategy is described. Experiments are performed on multispectral images, where Landsat Thematic Mapper images are fused and merged with SPOT Panchromatic images. The proposed techniques are compared with wavelet-based techniques described in the literature.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2001
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2001
Published: October 1, 2001
Paul Scheunders and Steve De Backer, "Fusion and merging of multispectral images with use of multiscale fundamental forms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 2468-2477 (2001)